4 British Beef Tomatoes
25g (1oz) margarine
1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 small clove garlic, peeled and crushed
2 sticks celery, finely chopped
40g (11/2oz) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
15ml (1 tbsp) chopped fresh herbs ie basil, oregano, marjoram
Stand the tomatoes on their stem ends and slice off the top quarter. Remove the pulp with a small spoon. Stand tomatoes upside down to drain.
Melt the margarine in a pan and fry the onion, garlic and celery until soft but not browned. Stir in the breadcrumbs, herbs and tomato pulp. Season well.
Fill the tomato cases with the mixture and replace the tops.
Cook in the oven at 180°C (350°F/Gas mark 4) for about 20 minutes. Serve hot.
Did You Know?
The British tomato industry has a glasshouse area of 200Ha, that’s twice the area of all the football pitches added together in the British professional leagues and getting bigger!